LucidView Chit-Chat 3G new rules for downloaders

LucidView recently made additional changes to its Chit-Chat mobile data product, offering users 1GB of data on top of the uncapped instant messaging and browsing already provided.

This latest change comes after early adopters of the product left scathing feedback on the MyBroadband forum.

An influx of heavy downloaders led to LucidView changing their terms of service, at first throttling peer-to-peer and automated downloads and later disallowing them completely.

To make the package more “download friendly”, LucidView has changed its Chit-Chat product once more to include 1GB of data along with R50 airtime.

As before, Internet activity will not deplete airtime at all, LucidView said.

Once the cap is depleted, Chit-Chat then lets subscribers use a handful of applications and websites for free.

The whitelisted applications and sites listed on the LucidView site at the time of writing were: WhatsApp text; Viber text; Limited access to News24, ITWeb, MyBroadband, and The Sowetan; and South African Internet banking.

More sites and apps will appear in time, LucidView promised.

Full parental control is also still available on Chit-Chat, LucidView said, with parents able to limit their child’s access to, among other things, adult content and potential security risks.

The full text of the e-mail sent to existing and former Chit-Chat subscribers is reproduced below:

Good day,

Thank you for the all the positive feedback, constructive criticism and recommendations that you have made to LucidView with regards to the ChitChat product. We considered all recommendations seriously and as a result have modified the ChitChat product accordingly. We are confident that these changes will provide our subscribers with a better experience all round.

For the R199.00 per month, subscribers will now receive the following:

  • R50.00 Talk Time
  • 1GB of high speed data transfers to be used for whatever the subscriber chooses.
  • Ability to apply parental controls.
    After the above mentioned 1GB of data has been used, LucidView will provide subscribers with free access to certain applications, namely: Specific IM texting, limited Facebook access, limited access to specific news sites and access to online banking. In short, ChitChat subscribers will remain connected even after they have used up the their allocated 1GB of data.

Please visit our website for more detail

Again, thank you for your comments and suggestions allowing us to improve our product offering to better meet your needs. We value the feedback.

Andrew Wilson – CEO

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